I used to admire Khosla for being able to stand outside the VC herd and look for non-standard opportunities. Unfortunately, in this article, he comes across as just another naive tech-centric fantasist who's not bothered to research the areas he's boosting. EVs are only "green" if the electricity they consume doesn't come from polluting carbon-burning power stations, and their batteries are extremely polluting both to make and later to dispose of. Fake meat is a hilariously muddled approach to the problem of industrial agriculture. Not only is each example in itself superficial and implausible but Khosla seems to overlook the fact that these are all niche solutions that won't scale well without creating significant problems of their own. All in all, a disappointingly superficial article.

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